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  • To stay or go: Domestic violence is inexcusable, complex

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The subject of domestic violence has drawn the attention of millions after a video recently surfaced showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer Rice.The video shows the couple arguing in an elevator, followed by Ray punching Janay in the face. Janay falls to
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating the 'American Mosaic'

    What makes America great? Some say it's the freedoms American citizens are guaranteed. Others may say it's the opportunities available at our fingertips. If you ask me, I say this country is great because of its diversity.My parents immigrated to New York City in the early '80s. My father is Honduran and my mother Costa Rican. They came to the U.S.
  • The U.S. Air Force Academy: A call to the future

    The U.S Air Force Academy celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, coinciding with the 67th Anniversary of the Air Force. It's remarkable to think how quickly the Academy was established after the Air Force's founding. In less than a decade, Air Force leaders, with the support of  President Dwight D. Eisenhower, recognized the importance of a
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: A Legacy of History

    America is great for a vast number of reasons. Although we can point out many reasons why our country so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation. This history of diversity has cast adaptability within our nation while forging the strength our country bears today. The Defense Department,
  • Not Just another survey: Chief of staff on RAND survey

    Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study. This Web-based survey assesses your recent experiences with military workplace relations, professionalism and personal safety. It's not just another survey. This one is part of our newly designed, recurring set of surveys that will allow the Air Force
  • The roots of research

    Two patent licensing agreements, eight invention disclosures and one partnership intermediary agreement. This represents the roots of the Office of Research's technology transfer program - roots serving as a strong foundation for larger victories in the future.The Office of Research here has always moved innovations and inventions outside our
  • Academy rolls out red carpet for Parents’ Weekend

    Welcome to Parents' Weekend! This is an exciting time, whether you're supporting your Doolies for your first Parents' Weekend, or sharing in the joy as you watch your firsties stretch their wings as leaders. This weekend, the men and women of the Air Force Academy team will welcome 8,000-to-10,000 visitors. The safety and security of the
  • Senior NCO recipe for success: Strong backbone, sincerity, adherence to high standards

    I once heard someone say, "If you think you're a leader, take a look behind you. If no one is following, you're not leading - you're just going for a walk." I don't know who said this, but I'm sure it's true. As my wife Millie and I had dinner a few weeks ago with our newest master sergeants and their families at the Falcon Club, I was reminded of
  • Living to inspire

    You never know when you are going to make a positive impact on someone's life and provide inspiration. Do you have what it takes to inspire others?Last spring, I was in a restaurant with my brother, on one of my first outings since leaving the hospital after multiple strokes. Wearing Air Force gear, I obviously stood out as I walked to my table. A
  • Academic year to feature new staff, updated program

    Welcome back! It was a busy summer across the Academy and on the hill. Cadets and faculty immersed in leadership training programs, traveled across the globe and participated in summer classes. Our faculty has also been working on cutting-edge research, presenting their work at academic conferences and preparing for a new academic year. Now it's